Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 imagined as a bobber
The launch of Royal Enfield took the market by storm with the launch of the 650 twins. The Interceptor 650 and GT 650 were incredibly successful around the world. Many people have converted their Royal Enfield motorcycles to bobbers because Royal Enfield does not currently have a bobber in their lineup. The Chennai-based manufacturer is working on new types of designs for the 650 platform, but none of them are a bobber. So, nomad__16_design on Instagram decided to imagine what a Royal Enfield 650 cc bobber would look like.
The artist took the Interceptor 650 and turned it into a bobber. The bike is finished in the Sunset Strip paint scheme which is a new paint scheme which was introduced in 2021. The paint scheme includes all body panels finished in black. The fuel tank is also finished in black with “Royal Enfield” written in sunset yellow. Then there is a sunset yellow color strip that divides the fuel tank and the bottom half of the tank is finished in red. Only the fuel tank, engine and double raised exhausts were taken from the original Interceptor.
Up front we can see that it now uses spiked tires and slightly different spoke rims. There is also a different disc design and a thinner front fender. The headlamp is a circular unit and mimics an old-fashioned design. It is similar to the ones we saw on the Royal Enfield Classic. There are also no fork gaiters on the render as the 2021 Interceptor now comes with fork gaiters from the factory.
The side panels are different and shaped like a capsule. There is also a single saddle in a different brown color, as we have seen on the bobbers. The rear light was mounted on the rear fender. Interestingly, we don’t see any flickering on the render. There is also no traditional license plate holder but could have been mounted on the left side of the bike.
The Interceptor 650 is powered by an air / oil-cooled 648cc parallel twin engine. The engine produces 47 PS of maximum power and a maximum torque of 52 Nm. It is the most powerful and refined engine that Royal Enfield has ever produced. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with an assisted slip clutch.
The bike’s frame was designed by Harris Performance. Braking functions are provided by discs at both ends. The front disc measures 320mm and comes with steel braided lines while the rear one measures 240mm. Suspension functions are provided by conventional forks up front and gas shocks that offer only adjustment for preload.
The overall design elements of the bike are very retro and therefore appeal to most people. Where the Interceptor 650 is a roadster, the Continental GT 650 is a Cafe Racer. It is currently Royal Enfield’s flagship motorcycle and is one of the nicest motorcycles you can buy.
The GT 650 is the successor to the GT 535 which was discontinued just before the launch of the Twins. The other mechanical parts of the GT 650 remain the same as the Interceptor 650. The Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.73 lakhs ex-showroom and the Continental GT 650 starts at Rs. 2.89 lakhs ex-showroom .